Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), renewed his call on the political groups to calm down and to adopt the viewpoint of the highest religious authority that advocates calming down, the renunciation of sectarian and tense slogans, and to use dialogue and the constitution as a way to resolve the crisis, calling on everyone to bear their responsibilities in preventing the country from sliding into turning points that harm its unity and security. This came up when His Eminence met on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Sheikh Khalid al-Mulla, head of Iraq's Group of Scholars and a member of the arbitrators committee formed to treat the present crisis which the country is witnessing.
Al-Mulla acquainted Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim with the efforts exerted to bypass the current political crisis, appreciating the repeated calls of His Eminence on the political contenders to sit at the table of dialogue and use the constitution as the venue for resolving crises.